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Letters - June 1-15, 2014

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
All is not well in Modi's Gujarat This is with reference to the editorial, "Gujarat v UPA: models of nongovernance?" (May 1-15, 2014). The development in Gujarat portrayed by Narendra Modi is mostly confined to industrialisation. Every time I read about the Gujarat model of development, I only get to read about the economic growth. But a state's success cannot be measured only by economic parameters. What about social indicators such as standard of living, employment, nutrition, education and welfare?  

Whose flat is it anyway

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
In their manifestos for the last Delhi Assembly elections, the three political parties, the Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party, promised flats to those living in jhuggi jhopdi clusters (JJCs). The idea is not new. Delhi’s Congress government had prepared an action plan to make Delhi “slum free” by 2015.

Last mile chaos

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014

Foreign Vedanta funds Cong, BJP

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014

Letters - March 16-31, 2014

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2014
India Too Soft To Be Heard

The curious case of panchayats in Delhi

Posted on: 15 Feb, 2014
The Nagar Swaraj Bill will usher in decentralised governance in the city state, but what happened to rural panchayats?

Delhi’s dream of clean air goes up in smoke

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
Delhi lags behind Beijing in controlling air pollution, shows an assessment of air quality data and pollution control measures in the two capital cities by non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). These cities need to clean up their air, but Delhi seems to lack Beijing’s scale, stringency and pace of action.
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